Boston: killers without a cause
Unlike in the 1970s and 80s, terrorism today has become an end in itself for alienated misanthropes.
Whoever it was that perpetrated the nihilistic acts of destruction at the Boston marathon, one thing seems clear:he or they are highly unlikely to identify themselves or any purported cause and objectives.
That is the hallmark of contemporary terrorism that makes it quite distinct from the actions of groups such as the IRA and the PLO in the past. For instance, to this day nobody has come forward to claim responsibility for the Mumbai attacks of 2008 or to explain what their ‘agenda’ was.
We are increasingly subjected to the vexatious actions of irrelevant groups and individuals who represent nobody and are accountable to nothing except their own distorted sense of moral self-righteousness…
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